Yoga Nidra – Guided Practice

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Yoga Nidra is that profound serenity felt between full awake, alertness, and sleep. That beautiful calm, relaxing in between space also known as yogic sleep.

 

I’m sure you’re well aware of how full scheduled and non stop your life gets at times; the rushing, pleasing, pushing, striving, balancing, trying your best…and sometimes you, like me, just need to pause. You need to fill up your cup and relax, reconnect, slow down, tune in and create a moment for yourself. A moment just for you to cease the doing and instead bask in the being. Where your physical body can ease into a feeling of relaxation and some of that built up tension can ease away. Where you can let go of those tightly held onto emotions and calm the astral/emotional body, while creating an opportunity for your mind to drop the frantic thoughts and busy monkey mind and instead, become more alert to higher awareness – all to help you tune in.

I want to offer you this guided practice as an experience that may well become a practice you can go to whenever it calls. Because we all need places to go when life feels too much, or we are tired, drained, over worked, not well or just not feeling ourselves because we’ve gone through every emotion in the book in a day. This is an alternative from reaching for quick fixes like a wine, or sugary fatty foods, drugs, sex, or any form of escapism. Instead, you may find the practice of Yoga Nidra can provide something you need that will have a healthier effect and likely last longer than a quick pleasure – that you may even regret after.

 

 

Together, We Also Explore

  • What is Yoga Nidra
  • Some benefits
  • Relaxation
  • Awareness of breath
  • Deep, full breathing
  • Sankalpa – yogic intention
  • The systematic journey of sensory awareness
  • Opposite sensations
  • Rapid image Visualisation
  • Coming back to self & after glow

 

Stella Excerpt

“In the yogic tradition this practice is seen as ‘sense withdrawal’ to prepare you for the practice of meditation. When we turn our attention within, we have a better ability to help ourselves; to create that body, heart, mind connection.”

 

Takeaway Gem

“Any form of meditation – however you may practice –  isn’t easy; from the basics of sitting up, still, silent, using your will to overcome the active monkey mind for a period of time while not fidgeting and likely pushing through a sense of discomfort, to more advanced practices which call for laser focused training of the mind, such as in esoteric meditation. Whichever style of meditation you practice you may find Yoga Nidra can help you on your way. Complimenting or preparing you for your meditation practice like a helping hand.”

 

Are you ready to come journey with me as I guide you through a practice of Yoga Nidra

 

With Love, Elise | S*M

2 Comments

  1. Francesca on October 30, 2018 at 12:57 am

    I loved this podcast. I tried Yoga Nidra on Sunday and it was amazing. I was so relaxed and felt so grateful for the chance to calm my body and mind. Thank you Elise!!

    • stellamuse on October 30, 2018 at 1:11 am

      Such a joy to read and know you had this experience, Francesca. Yay for feeling relaxed!
      We need those moments amid all that we do.
      Much Love to you dear LoveLight Woman, Elise | S*M.

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